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paris: finding market w/ rabbits/hamsters/mice

Old Jun 25th, 2007, 12:05 PM
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paris: finding market w/ rabbits/hamsters/mice

Hi everyone,
I happened to stumble upon a small outdoor market in Paris that sold rabbits, hamsters, mice, pet equipment, etc. I discovered it during my very first day in Paris, therefore I was aimlessly wandering around and didn't have a map with me. I would like to re-visit this market but have no idea where it is located. If there is anyone out there who has also seen this market before, can you please let me know where it is and how to get there?

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM
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There is an outdoor market by the metro stop between St. Chappelle and Notre Dame which has pet supplies. I think they also had small animals but I didn't stop to look so am not sure.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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I vaguely remember something like this on the right bank, along the seine, east of Notre dame. Not sure if it was a market or just a pet store with everything outside...
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 12:25 PM
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Thanks for your help!
If anyone has anymore detailed input regarding the location of this market, I'd really appreciate it.
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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Found this...mostly birds (and other small animals)...on Sundays, near Notre dame

4ème arrondissement

Marché spécialisé fleurs, oiseaux, autres petits animaux d'agrément.
Place Louis Lépine et quais alentours.
Métro : Cité
Marché aux fleurs : tous les jours de 8h à 19h30.
Marché aux oiseaux : le dimanche de 8h à 19h.

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Old Jun 25th, 2007, 01:01 PM
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many pet shops along Quai de la Mégisserie (between closed Samaritaine and Chatelet, Right Bank...
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 02:20 AM
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Quai de la Mégisserie near Châtelet is indeed the outdoor market, although most of the animals have been moved inside due to the protests of animal protection groups.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 06:51 AM
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Thanks again everyone.
Kerouac: when you said the animals have been 'moved inside', do you mean they have been moved inside somewhere nearby? (to an indoor market?)

Thanks for the detailed directions, michel paris.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 06:55 AM
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I almost bought a pup there (Mégisserie) on my first trip to Paris
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 07:21 AM
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At the risk of being called a bunny hugger or worse...
Please don't visit these markets, and certainly do not buy anything from them. The animals are the products of puupy mills and the rabbit/hamster etc equivalent. The animals are not well care for, not innoculated and are frequently sick. Usually they are imported illegally from Eastern Europe, and subjected to harrowing journeys before being put on display at the market.
Anyone who cares about animals should be aware of this, and disturbed by the sight of animals being offered for sale in this way.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 08:55 AM
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Even though the conditions are not the best in the world, I would have to disagree with hetismij. There are plenty of illegal animal vendors, but the ones on Quai de la Mégisserie are not among them -- it is an extremely controlled market.

To reply to roundbunny, I meant that there used to be lots and lots of animals out on the curb -- chickens, rabbits, even live pigs in tiny cages. This was considered cruel and unhealthy, so now only the smallest animals are outside, in sufficiently large cages.

The other outside animal market is the bird market on Sundays at Place Louis Lépine, just outside of métro Cité.

For a truly exotic experience, visit rue Myrha at Château Rouge. There is a live chicken store there which caters less to lovers of fresh food that African marabouts (witch doctors) who require sacrifices to bring you love, wealth, health, reverse the evil eye, restore virility, and bring your bad woman back home "crawling on all fours" -- at least that is according to the little cards that you are handed coming out of the metro stations of the neighborhood.
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Old Jun 26th, 2007, 12:20 PM
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Thanks everyone for your help.
I don't plan on buying any animals... I am only looking, so no need to worry
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